ERIC Number: EJ1033349
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jul
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
Waterless Condensers for the Teaching Laboratory: An Adaptation of Traditional Glassware
Baum, Erich W.; Esteb, John J.; Wilson, Anne M.
Journal of Chemical Education, v91 n7 p1087-1088 Jul 2014
A simple adaptation of traditional "chemistry kit" condensers for the organic chemistry teaching laboratory is described. These waterless condensers have been employed safely with most solvents. They can be easily fabricated, stored, and used in the same manner as water-cooled condensers. These condensers were utilized in several different types of reactions and in an ethanol--water distillation providing the same product yields as reactions utilizing traditional water-cooled condensers.
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Science Laboratories, Organic Chemistry, College Science, Undergraduate Study, Laboratory Equipment, Teaching Methods
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